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Haryana assembly session from July 11, Punjab's from July 15

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 03, 2014
First Published: 22:37 IST(3/7/2014) | Last Updated: 22:39 IST(3/7/2014)

A Bill for establishing a separate Sikh gurdwara parbandhak committee for Haryana is likely to be tabled during the Haryana assembly session beginning on July 11. An official spokesman said the cabinet's consent had been obtained through circulation of the agenda to the council of ministers.


Meanwhile, the budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha would begin on July 15, during which finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa would present the state budget for the ongoing financial year (2014-15).

The Punjab House would witness two empty seats, vacated by Capt Amarinder Singh (Patiala), elected to the Lok Sabha from Amritsar, and Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu (Talwandi Sabo), who had resigned as a Congress MLA to join the Shiromani Akali Dal before the Lok Sabha polls.
771 Punjabis stuck in Iraq, 16 held hostage
Of the 771 Punjabis whom the Punjab government has listed as stuck in strife-torn Iraq, 16 have been reportedly taken hostage, as per figures released by the control room set up by the state government in Chandigarh.

Nine have been reported missing because their whereabouts are not known. In the case of four Punjabis, their employer is not releasing their passports. As many as 424 are safe and want to come back, while 318 are expected to return to Punjab soon.

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